Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend the day in Central Park with a friend. Perfect day for a walk or cross country voyage when we ended up walking 50 blocks straight into Harlem. Either way, we relaized we both shared a common bond: You’ve Got Mail.
My obsession for romantic comedies has led me down some scary paths in life. The Break Up. Ira & Abby. Somewhere. There are plenty of movies that simply because they lie under the genre, I will make sure of it to lie in bed or on my couch, for hours and watch them back to back before finding a true Gem.
When it come to You’ve Got Mail it is a diamond in the bin of $5 Dollar movies at Walmart if you are lucky enough to find it.
The ingredients which make it work:
The Setting: NYC
The Characters: Writers, Book Store Owners, Greedy Entrepreneurs, New Yorkers
JOE --Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms. Meg Ryans Desk in General:
I love a good desk.
Also, every time I watch the movie, it never fails to make me cry at this exact moment.
This is the perfect set up for a romantic comedy ending.
The part where they realize they are crazy about each other, the right song plays, light breaks in, the shot pans high, and the movie dims on them kissing.
A Recipe for emotional disaster. Enjoy.